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India has not responded to Pakistan’s peace overtures: Salman Khurshid

Salman Khursheed

‘India has a stake in the success of Pakistan far greater than the usefulness of a counterargument against its initial conception,’ he maintained. ISLAMABAD – India has not responded to Pakistan’s overtures for peace in South Asia the way it should have, said former Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid speaking at a seminar in Islamabad. Mr. Khurshid said that it ... Read More »

Science for a Sustainable Future: Pakistan celebrates World Science Day 2015


Convention of leading Scientists calls for more research and better development to meet the goals of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Islamabad – To create awareness and encourage students towards scientific education and research with a view of sharing ideas between the scientists and students, a conference was organized in Islamabad on the occasion of World Science Day 2015. UNESCO Islamabad, ... Read More »

Climate Change termed catalyst for conflicts

Ijaz Hussain Head of Department, Social Sciences, IQRA University addressing to participants on Climate Change

ISLAMABAD – The upcoming United Nations Summit (COP21) on climate can be a catalyst for change for the future of human civilization and it is time to rise to the occasion to address the multifaceted and manifold challenges. This was expressed by experts, academia and civil society activists in an interuniversity story contest held at IQRA University with collaboration of ... Read More »

Australian High Commissioner meets Pakistani Awardees for training in Australia 

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Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson farewelled 20 representatives selected from Business Incubation Centres (BICs) in Pakistan as they prepared to depart for a short course in Business Incubation Management in Australia. The BIC representatives will participate in a four-week training course in business incubation management in November and December at the University of Queensland. The course is funded by the ... Read More »

Pakistan pledge to invest in Health and Education at Population Summit 2015

Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Michele Gaganolti, Ehsan Iqbal, Ijaz Nabi and Saira Afzal Tarar at the Population Summit 2015

Islamabad – Federal Government and Provincial Governments pledged to boost human development in Pakistan through priority investments in education and health, including reproductive health at the Population Summit 2015. The two-day Population Summit 2015, organized by the federal ministries of national health services and planning and development, along with the Population Council and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was ... Read More »

Pakistan Population Summit 2015 kicks off today

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ISLAMABAD – A two-day Population Summit 2015 will begin today on Thursday (5, Nov. 2015) at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad to discuss the issue of population and for chalking out a comprehensive policy with consultation of all stakeholders. The Population Summit 2015 will be attended by about 500 delegates from across Pakistan and about 25-30 international participants. All major political parties, religious ... Read More »

Families returning to FATA to benefit from USAID-UN projects

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – As thousands of internally displaced person from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) begin their journey back home following the end of military operations, they need help to rebuild their livelihoods and communities. The recent project by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner organizations aims to ensure that early recovery is included as part of a humanitarian ... Read More »

Bilquis Edhi to be honoured with ‘Mother Teresa Award’

Bilquis Edhi

MUMBAI (India) – Bilquis Bano, the global humanitarian aid provider Medecins Sans Frontieres and wife of renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, have been selected for “Mother Teresa Memorial International Award-2015″ for social justice in India, according to news reports. The prestigious award, which has been earlier presented to two Nobel laureates — Dalai Lama and Malala Yousufzai — has ... Read More »

NDMA, UNICEF prmote Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction programmes in Pakistan

Acting Representative of UNICEF Pakistan, Cris Munduate and Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz sign the joint work plan in Islamabad.

Islamabad – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a joint work plan here on Tuesday to promote a child centred disaster risk reduction approach in Pakistan. Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz and the Acting Representative of UNICEF, Cris Munduate signed the document. Over the past few years Pakistan has faced a ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy kicks off war game in Arabian Sea

Pakistan Navy kicks off war game in Arabian Sea

KARACHI (Pakistan) – Pakistan Navy has kicked off its major maritime exercise SEASPARK-2015 in North Arabian Sea. “The overarching objective of this exercise is to corroborate Pakistan Navy operational plans, assess war preparedness and enhance interoperability with PAF and Pak Army,” said Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, deputy chief Naval Staff (operations), while briefing the media on Tuesday. According to an ... Read More »

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